BASA News

21% of EU REACH registered substances still registered to UK companies

Published: 09 July 2020

Looking at the ECHA website data today, there are still 8903 (8%) of current EU REACH registrations under a UK registration. This is 4897 substances (21%) and 1233 Companies (7%). This is a worryingly high number of substances that still have to be transferred to an EU-27 entity for continued availability of the substances.

Consultation on SEAC's draft opinion on microplastics

Published: 02 July 2020

Stakeholders are invited to comment on the draft opinion of the Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) concerning ECHA's restriction proposal on intentionally added microplastics. Deadline for comments is 1 September 2020.

Urgent short notice request from BEIS - Proposed legislative change to remove the legal requirements for physical signatures on Bills of Exchange by COP

Published: 17 June 2020

Apologies for the impracticably short timescales, but I have just received a request from BEOS to comment today or by the latest tomorrow 18th June at 10am on the proposed legislative change to remove the legal requirements for physical signatures on Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes. Government wants to achieve this through Parliament using Secondary legislation and the Electronic Communications Act 2000.

URGENT NOTICE TO MEMBERS REGARDING PHISHING ATTACK

Published: 11 May 2020

I have today (11th May) be notified that a phishing email has been sent to a number of Members. PLEASE DO NOT follow the link and enter your email and password as this is a malicious attack to harvest passwords, and specifically to try to obtain Microsoft passwords from the links.